Program Schedule

Saturday, November 7

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Opening Reception

Sunday, November 8

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:30 am

AAAL Business Meeting

9:30 am – 10:45 am

What We're Going to Watch: Discussion of the Cases to Be
Argued on Monday

This segment of the program will prepare us for the two oral arguments we will observe at the Supreme Court on Monday morning. You will be provided with copies of the briefs before the meeting. This panel will involve presentations on the two cases by the lawyers involved in litigating them.

Moderators:

Donald B. Ayer, AAAL Fellow
Jones Day, Washington, D.C.

Alan B. Morrison, AAAL Fellow
Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law
The George Washington University School of Law
Washington, D.C.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

An Insider's Guide to the Solicitor General's Office
This panel will provide insight into the workings of the Office of the Solicitor General, with a focus on providing practical tips for practitioners on how to interact effectively with the office. The panel consists of lawyers who have extensive experience in the office, including a past solicitor general and the current deputy solicitor general, who is the longest serving career lawyer in the office.

Panelists:

Miguel A. Estrada, AAAL Fellow
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Washington, D.C.

David C. Frederick, AAAL Fellow
Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C.
Washington, D.C.

Gregory G. Garre, AAAL Fellow
Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, D.C.

Edwin S. Kneedler
Deputy Solicitor General
U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Moderator:

Deanne E. Maynard, AAAL Fellow
Morrison & Foerster LLP, Washington, D.C.

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

AAAL's 25th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration

2:15 pm

Free Time in Washington, D.C.

7:00 pm

Dine Around (Optional)
Join other AAAL fellows and guests for dinner at excellent restaurants in Washington, D.C. Signup information will be distributed shortly before the meeting.

Monday, November 9

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Buses Depart for the Supreme Court

10:00 am – Noon

Oral Arguments at the Supreme Court
We will observe two oral arguments.

Noon

Buses Return to The Willard

12:45 pm – 2:30 pm

Lunch
In late 2014, Reuters published an investigative series on “The Echo Chamber,” detailing the small group of lawyers that seems to have outsized influence at the U.S. Supreme Court. The series reported that 66 of the 17,000 lawyers who petitioned the court over a nine-year period accounted for 43 percent of the cases the court agreed to hear. Ms. Biskupic is one of the authors of that series, and she will discuss it in her luncheon speech. Immediately following the speech, we will open the floor for questions, comments, and discussion.

Speaker:

Joan Biskupic
Editor in Charge, Legal Affairs
Reuters, Washington, D.C.

Moderator:

Alan B. Morrison, AAAL Fellow
Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law
The George Washington University School of Law, Washington, D.C.

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

What We Know Now That We Wish We Knew Then:
Views on Appellate Practice From Former Practitioners
Who Are Now Appellate Judges

Four recently appointed federal circuit judges who were previously appellate practitioners will describe their experiences as new judges and discuss insights on appellate practice that they have gained since taking the bench.

Panelists:

The Honorable Pamela A. Harris
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

The Honorable Patricia A. Millett, AAAL Judicial Fellow
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

The Honorable Sri Srinivasan
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

The Honorable Richard G. Taranto
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Moderator:

Thomas G. Hungar, AAAL Fellow
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Washington, D.C.

5:00 pm

Buses Depart for the Supreme Court

6:00 pm

Presentation of the Kathleen McCree Lewis Award to
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

Chief Justice John Roberts, an AAAL judicial fellow, will present the Kathleen McCree Lewis Award to Justice Anthony Kennedy in recognition of his exemplary service to the nation and the rule of law in his 40 years as a federal appellate judge. The award presentation will take place in the Supreme Court courtroom.

 

6:15 pm

Reception, Dinner, and Induction Ceremony at the Supreme Court